The Officer Stated I Refused To Take a Chemical Test. What Does This Mean?

July 7, 2013 in Frequently Asked Questions

You are required by law to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol and/or drug content of your blood. You did not submit to or complete a blood or breath test after being requested to do so at the direction of a police officer.
Since you refused to take a breath test, you must attend your revocation hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to preserve your right to drive. A hearing must be initially scheduled within 15 days. This hearing is extremely important because crucial defenses can be developed at it.
If you lose at the refusal hearing, you cannot drive until you qualify for a conditional license until you have been convicted of a drinking driving related charge. If you are acquitted at trial but refused to take a test, you will not be eligible for any driving privileged for one year.